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First-rate graphics card. Super-size hard drive. Photo and music software that will keep you playing and exploring in your every spare moment. The HP Pavilion a250n is primed and ready for you to make it your own.??Use the DVD combo drive to produce home movies by downloading and editing video. Get into games with the NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8x graphics card with 64MB DDR video memory and TV-Out. Create mixed-music CDs and back up data with the CD-RW combo drive. Be productive with the Intel Pentium 4 processor running at 2.60GHz with 512MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM memory (expandable to 1GB). Store loads of digital content on the large-capacity 120GB Ultra DMA hard drive. Traverse the Internet with always-on, high-speed surfing and downloads using the integrated 10/100BaseT networking interface.

Product MPN
Key Features
Form Factor Tower
Processor Intel Pentium 4 2.6 GHz
Chipset Intel 865G
Installed Memory 512 MB (DDR SDRAM)
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Recommended Use Home Use
Processor Type Intel Pentium 4
Processor Speed 2.6 GHz
Processor Manufacturer Intel
Installed Qty 1
Max Processors Qty. 1
Bus Speed 800 MHz
Video Output Interface AGP 8x
RAM Technology DDR SDRAM
Installed RAM 512 MB
Max Supported RAM 2 GB
Number of Memory Slots 4 x 184 Pin DIMMs
Installed Video Memory 64 MB
Supported RAM Speeds 333 MHz
Installed Cache Memory 512 KB
Technical Features
Integrated Input/Output Ports USB 2.0 x 6 • FireWire (IEEE1394a) x 2 • Serial Port x 1 • PS/2 Mouse x 1 • PS/2 Keyboard x 1 • Parallel Port (ECP/EPP/SPP) x 1
Expansion Bays 2 x 5.25" (External Access) • 1 x 3.5" (External Access) • 2 x 3.5" (External Access)
Expansion Slots AGP x8 x 1 • PCI x 3
Other Features Hyper Thread Technology Ready
Hard Drive
Hard Drive Capacity 120 GB
Hard Drive Interface EIDE
Hard Drive Rotation Speed 5,400 RPM
Optical Drive Type DVD+RW
Optical Drive Read Speed 16x (DVD)
Other Drives
Floppy Drive 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy
Audio / Video
Graphic Processor NVIDIA GeForce4 MX
Video Out Ports 15 Pin D-Sub VGA port x 1 • S-Video x 1
Audio Input Microphone Jack • 1 x Line In
Audio Output Type Sound Card
Integrated Audio AC97 Audio Codec
Modem Type Fax / Modem
Networking Type Network Adapter
Data Link Protocol Ethernet • Fast Ethernet
Width 7.53 in.
Depth 16.51 in.
Height 15.21 in.
Weight 37.93 lb.
Warranty 1 Year
OS Certified Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Release Date 14 May, 2003
Product ID 21036095


So i want to know how to MAXOUT my computer so it has the most best and updated stuff like RAM, CPU and all that. I want it to run like really awsome. So what are the max upgrades i can do to my desktop. Please answer. Thanks

Edited by sami4021, 15 August 2008 - 09:38 AM.

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You are not going to be able to upgrade a 5 year old computer to the point where it is "awesome". You can't get a Core 2 Duo, you are limited to 2GB DDR RAM, you can't use SATA hard drives, and you only have an AGP slot. If you are really looking for a "maxed out" computer, you are going to have to start from scratch.
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So could you explain what i need to max out my computer. Its ok if it cant have the most updated stuff but its cool.
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Hi there,

Why do you want to upgrade it? How much have you allocated to the upgrade budget?


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i have as much money as i need. i want to upgrade iut so it works very fast without delays or anything
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If you have as much money as you need just build a new one then. It will be cheaper.
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